nonmusic

adjective

non·​mu·​sic ˌnän-ˈmyü-zik How to pronounce nonmusic (audio)
: not relating to, involving, or including music
a nonmusic show/performance
a nonmusic major [=a student whose major is not music]

Examples of nonmusic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With the fall in in-person interactions, and blurrier lines among work, home and alone time, record numbers of people have turned to nonmusic audio content during the past year. Washington Post, 15 Mar. 2021 The move serves a cluster of overlapping incentives: These projects expose the core user base of music listeners to the company’s nonmusic offerings, deepen relationships with artists, and make use of the company’s unique position with respect to music rights. Nicholas Quah, Vulture, 13 Aug. 2021 Podcasts continue to be the most listened to nonmusic audio. Washington Post, 15 Mar. 2021 Amazon already has a dominant position in audiobooks, thanks to its Audible division, and it’s been looking to push further into podcasts and other nonmusic audio. Nick Turner, Bloomberg.com, 2 Dec. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1902, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonmusic was in 1902

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“Nonmusic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonmusic. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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